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    December 17, 2012
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that we subsumed the department of public health ambulance into the fire department and should have been done years ago and we centralized 911 upstairs. it was a great ride. in addition to the people i mentioned there were scores of others that helped me to succeed kronenberg was one of these people to help me when the political system was going on and i am particularly indebted to the usual suspects, the san francisco suspects who come forward when you have problems and help you to fix them, and i will end with that because they make a difference, and i will end with that, and i brought something with me i want
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to show you. that's the emergency plan that i as the first all hazards emergency plan that we wrote for this city. it was praised up and down the coast. you have a better one now, and could you reach that little book on top? yeah. and in my navy training -- when you get in an airplane you don't get in and the key in. you put this on your lap and do all the check offs. well, having been a chief executive i know their lips get tired when they read more than one page. sorry, but you know, but anyway i put this book together, and i mainly for the mayor and his primary assistants, so when bad stuff happened in the middle of the night you could pull this off
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of your bureau and go to the first three or four things that you have to do in order to save lives and property, and i understand this has a grandfather. okay, which is great. so thank you very, very much. it was a labor of love. i like doing things. i like doing things when people tell me i can't do them, and i like working with people who are different and boy did i ever get a load of that here, and it was wonderful, so thank you mr. mayor. you're very kind. thank you all, and i wish you well, and again go giants. [applause]
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>> thank you so very much admiral for your inspirational remarks. i think the happiest more than in the city and county of san francisco is the day you said you would be director of oes was me and you failed to mention yes, i was director of the mayor's council but when you came on i was director for horrible months and i didn't know anything then and i was happy when the admiral said yes he would be the director and you did wonderful things. i would like to invite me -- you saw the picture of the plaque of the dedication of the center and when you go out the door it's lovely so i hope that you take a second to look at it. also i
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want to ask everyone to share refreshments with us in our break out room and you have the opportunity to talk to the admiral personally. i will be very brief on my remarks. much of mine have been covered. we are planning -- doing a lot of planning for the world series. we want to make sure that we create a parade and event after we win the world series that it's safe and enjoyable for the public, and so we had a meeting earlier this week and we will have a meeting once we clinch to plan the parade with all the public safety representatives. we really have great representation from everyone. right now today urban shield is starting. it's the largest exercise i think in the united states or one of them. over 3500 law enforcement officers
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from the bay area are involved. it's a 48 hour full scale exercise and there is more in the report if you want to read about it. there was a fire at the portal and we pulled together officials and talk about response efforts and what we needed to do and we were able to quickly hand over the role for office of small business but i thank my staff for the good work that they did, and finally we talked about sf heroes in this meeting. i hope you downloaded that app in our smartphone. it's available for i phones and droids. we received the gold award for the sf heroes application and we are very proud of that. that being said i'm going to move on the
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agenda. i did want to point out in your packets we have a report from our disaster preparedness coordinators and on the back of the report. this is from the last meeting. we will start to include that in each of the disaster council meetings. we want to know what your folks are doing. they're representing you here doing all of our disaster response preparedness. the list of your representatives is on the back of the minutes, so if you don't know who your representative is please check it out, and what we're hoping is that there is better communication between the dpc's and department heads and that we continue to keep that information flowing. i'm going to turn this over to -- i believe rob is going to be a brief special events update. >> thank you anne. i'm
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actually going to have someone else walk through the details quickly. i'm going to step in one second and i really have to thank our team. october is always a busy month and this one has been particularly so and only in the best of ways. this team has been going nonstop since this summer just so everybody gets a sense of it between exercises leading up to fleet week, fleet week and all of the preparedness things and september and october and now baseball and it's a nonstop effort from the team i want to thank them and ask him to walk through the details. >> thanks be rob. one of the fun things about san francisco and we always have something going on. we had the beta breakers and break the city in half for the runners and manage the emergency response for
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that. we had the gollen gate anniversary and remember that off the bridge and the u.s. open and the pride parade. and then we took a brief break in july and in august started with some of our exercising as part of the fleet week activity and i highlight some of those here, so with the america cup's races which we had been planning for starting at the beginning of the year. three successful exercises in preparation for the first week of racing that took place in august and continued in october and as the mayor mentioned october was incredibly busy for us with america's cup and the fleet week activities we had going on, to additional exercises. we had a senior leader seminar and a disaster aid presentation on marina green. other things that took place that the mayor mentioned
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the bluegrass and castro street parade and a finer and giants game and lead to the playoffs and all happened on the same day so when we go we definitely go big. after those activities we had the annual shake out drill, one of the largest demonstrations of the public what their responsibilities are to be ready and we rolled into the playoffs and the world series and admiral you will be happy to know this facility is used on a regular basis and get the departments together and communicate and collaborate and make sure we're prepared of the future. >> you're kind and you keep my informed. you have to cut me off some time but right now i'm still getting it. >> good, good. >> thank you very much. next on your agenda we are going to have a brief powerpoint from our
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city administrator, naomi kelly, who will update us on the life line council. >> good afternoon everyone. i have a hard act to follow, admiral. that was wonderful listen to your stories and dejan and anne and great work and i wanted to update everyone on the life line council and give you a background. in august of 2009 then city administrator edwin lee launched the life line council and recommendation of the 2008 policy paper produced by spur outlining what san francisco had to do to improve the resilience of life line to
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with stand a earthquake. you can find notes on our website. the life line councilmembers over its three year life the life line council has successfully convened a top level of executives and mutual sharing of plans and projects and priorities much the members are listed here above. as you can see we have many of city and county san francisco agencies from the general agency, real estate, public works, water and power, san francisco public utilities commission, pg&e and comcast and caltrans, bart and other key partners such as fema and more. the objectives our life line council is to develop and improve collaboration in the city and across the region by regularly convening a group of
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executive officers and deputies of local and regional life line providers. understand intersystem dependencies of enhanced planning and reconstruction. sharing information about recovering plans and objectives and priorities and established ordination process for life line restoration and recovery following a major disaster. in the first nine meetings we made most progress on the third objective and sharing information about plans and priorities. in the first two years we discussed a series of operator case studies by the sfpuv on water and wastewater systems and pg&e on gas and electric systems and at&t and tell communications and learned about the city's priorities for roots and response planning for the emergency operation center and the capital program. we
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launched a independent study last year and making progress on the second objective to understand intersystem dependencies and enhance reconstruction. i love this chart because it showsow interdependent we are with one another. this is part our study that we launched earlier this year. this is a cutting edge project that we know will benefit all of our operators and the cities and regions and residents. the objectives were developed by the councilmembers. first we want to build a workable understanding of our systems interdependencies and the consequences of existing conditions and help restoration and response among agencies. we are using a 2006 study and repeat of the earthquake as our scenario event and we will have a complete scenario of the likely buildings and damages resulting from such a
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earthquake. we hope to identify the key assets restoration priorities and the region after such an earthquake and develop performance expectations under the current conditions and standards to strive for in the next decade and communication is critical and fuel is critical to our life line and utilities and roads right after that. we've focus the right now on the roads and vs access roads available and water, gas, electricity. i wanted to give you a success story from our life lines council and that is right now pg&e is proposing a embarcadero portearo transition line for
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redundancy. as you know we are fed by three groups off the peninsula and loss of a substation in san francisco could create much instability and affect reliability of the system. embarcadero currently supplying power from the mid-market substations and through those soils. repair could take eight hours to several weeks. maintaining the embarcadero station is critical to the san francisco downtown and waterfront region. the system of reliability was raised during the study interview with pg&e in november 2011 and pg&e followed up with the council getting support to ada third connection to the embarcadero station with this going to the
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portero substation and improve system reliability particularly into the downtown area in a major earthquake and allow pg&e more flexibility with work and unexpected equipment outages. they gave three routes and options to provide feedback and you can see from the box, the green, red and blue routes so pg&e is continuing to work with the city and the project design and the approval process and hopes to begin work in 2014 or 2015. so looking ahead we will be completing the life line interdependences study in 2013. we are also in the process of developing a work program then. in the last meeting in september we asked participants to identify issues to all operators and for the city to develop the restoration plan and performance expectations, restoration
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priority and capability. we will select a few of these to work together on over the next year. we plan to have quarterly meetings and have them include educational component to help dwns the mutual knowledge and guide the work and continue to have robust exchanges among ourselves and the key agencies and cal-ema and fema and others providing resources post disaster so thank you. >> thank you very much. that was very informative. thank you. i would like to ask now john boseman to come join me who is the government affairs manager for boma and the mayor mentioned it early ye today. i think john
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has a one minute film he's going to show and he's also going to be -- as you know in each of the agenda's we ask a community partner to come up and do a brief presentation so we know what they're up to so john i turn it over to you. >> thank you. i appreciate it. happy friday afternoon. it's an honor to be here with so many distinguished city leaders. i am humbled and admiral thank you for your good work. it's an honor to be in the same room. who knows what this is? good. that sames me time. i'm here to talk about the importance of this room and building and the good work that we do, the building managers and downtown rises in downtown san francisco. i can't stress enough how our members feel the value this room brings to them and when the giants wins and the parade goes
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down montgomery room we will be in this room and our members that have jobs and will volunteer. why? because they see that value. the value is there is information that we can deliver and where we exist downtown mostly and information here at the city level that can be delivered to us and vice versa. that the absolute value of this room and i can't wait to be back here actually. how does this public-private partnership work? well, for us we started off with our members via emergency preparedness committee and there were many people and it's a hard subject to talk about and everybody is busy. they don't have a lot of time. they're managing buildings and dealing with things and it's tough but we managed to do it and only because sfpm, the police department, fire department and the mayor's office has helped us and jim
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where are you? he's the private sector liaison and thank you for all your har work. i appreciate it. i want to talk about the efficacy of this partnership. we hold a drill every year. and in two 000 at on california and 2009 at ferry building and vacated it in the morning and when bart was going to strike and we were ready and ten on mid-market and this year two fire drills and the chief's wife is here and her team was spectacular and the they had two drills and i will show you a video in a minute. why do we do that? why do we have our member dos that? because we want to test that response plan because it's no good on paper unless you test it and we do that. we run drills and it takes about a drill to do, to plan. we work
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with the public sector agency and it was the fire department and next year alsolet fire department and we had drills with the police department swat and a day long drill and you name the emergency we probably planned for it, and i am not here to brag. i am here to tell you these drills help and we can't do that without the city and our members get the lessons from that drill. anyway i won't take too much more of your time. again i am honored to be here. this is a video of the drill and it's somewhat funny -- and a seminar we put on (siren).
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(music). "fire". "fire". "fire". "woo, woo, woo" "fire". "when you walk and talk really sets me off and wild child". >> "yes she does". >> and sleep and cheat and there is a slow chance, baby, baby". "so this way and excited now". "push, push -- let me know -- >> "fire".
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"fire". >> that was something that we did for a seminar and speaker reference but that's what we did this year and we have learned so much. thank you to the fire department. we really appreciate that partnership and i will end this with go giants and thank you for your time. [applause] >> thank you so much. that was very lively. i like that. now the next item on our agenda -- we're almost through folks. any announcements by disaster council members? anything pressing? okay. awesome. is there any general public comment ? hearing none i would like to thank you all for coming. remind you that we are having a little reception for admiral bitoff over here.
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please check out his plaque after you have cake with us and thank you very much and go giants. [applause] >> >> >> >> hi. i am cory with san
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francisco and we're doing stay safe and we're going to talk about what shelter in place or safe enough to stay in your home means. we're here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco and joined by carla, the deputy director of spur and one of the persons who pushed this shelter in place and safe enough to stay concept and we want to talk about what it means and why it's important to san francisco. >> as you know the bay area as 63% chance of having a major earthquake and it's serious and going to impact a lot of people and particularly people in san francisco because we live on a
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major fault so what does this mean for us? part of what it means is that potentially 25% of san francisco's building stock will be uninhibit tabl and people can't stay in their homes after an earthquake. they may have to go to shelters or leave entirely and we don't want that to happen. >> we want a building stock to encourage them to stay in the homes and encourage them to stay and not relocate to other locations and shelters. >> that's right so that means the housing needs to be safe enough to stay and we have been focused in trying to define what that means and you as a former building official knows better than anybody the code says if
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an earthquake happens it won't kill you but doesn't necessarily say that can you stay in your home and we set out to define what that might mean and you know because you built this house we're in now and this shows what it's like to be in a place safe enough to stay. it's not going to be perfect. there maybe cracks in the walls and not have gas or electricity within a while but can you essentially camp out within your unit. what's it going to take to get the housing stock up to this standard? we spent time talking about this and one of the building types we talk about was soft story buildings and the ground floor is vulnerable because there are openings for garages or windows and during the earthquake we saw in the marina
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they went right over and those are -- >> very vulnerable buildings. >> very and there are a lot of apartment buildings in san that that are like that. >> and time to. >> >> retrofit the buildings so people can stay in them after the earthquake. >> what do they need? do they need information? do they need incentives? mandates? >> that's a good question. i think it starts with information. people think that new buildings are earthquake proof and don't understand the performance the building will have so we want a transparent of letting people know is my building going to be safe in it after an earthquake? is my building so dangers i should be afraid of being injured? so
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developing a ranking system for buildings would be very important and i think for some of the larger apartment buildings that are soft story we need a mandatory program to fix the buildings, not over night and not without financial help or incentive, but a phased program over time that is reasonable so we can fix those buildings, and for the smaller soft story buildings and especially in san francisco and the houses over garages we need information and incentives and coaxing the people along and each of the owners want their house to be safe enough. >> we want the system and not just mandate everybody. >> that's right. >> i hear about people talking about this concept of resiliency. as you're fixing your knowledge you're adding to the city wide resiliency.

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